LSAC Letter of recommendation also possible for LLM?


Michael86

On the JD-part of the LSAC site it mentions the option of a Letter of Recommendation service as optional part of the credential service ( http://www.lsac.org/jd/apply/cas-lor-evaluations.asp). However, on the LLM part of the site it doesnt say anything about this (http://www.lsac.org/llm/Degree/LLM-intro.asp). Is it not available to LLM-applicants?

I am doubting whether to use the LSAC credential service since it is a lot of money and my bachelor grades arent that good, while my European LL.M grades are. Dont want to get a crappy report because they mainly focus on my LL.B/undergrad grades...but the gathering of my recommendations might make it more worthwhile..

Thanks,

On the JD-part of the LSAC site it mentions the option of a Letter of Recommendation service as optional part of the credential service ( http://www.lsac.org/jd/apply/cas-lor-evaluations.asp). However, on the LLM part of the site it doesnt say anything about this (http://www.lsac.org/llm/Degree/LLM-intro.asp). Is it not available to LLM-applicants?

I am doubting whether to use the LSAC credential service since it is a lot of money and my bachelor grades arent that good, while my European LL.M grades are. Dont want to get a crappy report because they mainly focus on my LL.B/undergrad grades...but the gathering of my recommendations might make it more worthwhile..

Thanks,
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Aky

Same question here


How can I do 15 applications ? I really can't tell each of my professor to write a letter to each university... :/

Same question here


How can I do 15 applications ? I really can't tell each of my professor to write a letter to each university... :/
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dbk

15 seems really too much... But you may just ask your professor to write the same letter for all the universities.

15 seems really too much... But you may just ask your professor to write the same letter for all the universities.
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Spikee7288...

The LLM CAS of the LSAC does not administer letters of recommendations. Unfortunately. It still saves you lots of trouble, worries and postage, if you use it for your transcripts and toefl scores.

European professors are familiar with the (questionable) requirements of LoR by US universities. Most of them are glad to help. I agree that 15 LoR is a lot, but if you print out all forms to accompany the letters, fill them out as far as you can and ask the professor to write one good LoR, print it 15 times (maybe even offer to copy it yourself) and just have him sign it and fill in the few questions on the forms, there really isn't that much work left for the professor. This is especially true because most of them ask their research staff to write the LORs.

Good luck!

The LLM CAS of the LSAC does not administer letters of recommendations. Unfortunately. It still saves you lots of trouble, worries and postage, if you use it for your transcripts and toefl scores.

European professors are familiar with the (questionable) requirements of LoR by US universities. Most of them are glad to help. I agree that 15 LoR is a lot, but if you print out all forms to accompany the letters, fill them out as far as you can and ask the professor to write one good LoR, print it 15 times (maybe even offer to copy it yourself) and just have him sign it and fill in the few questions on the forms, there really isn't that much work left for the professor. This is especially true because most of them ask their research staff to write the LORs.

Good luck!
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Aky

Thank you for your answers :)

I asked them for 14 LoR and both were very kind and I'll soon receive them I think

The main problem was that I didn't want to disturb them, and they are both in a foreign country (In USA for 1 of them)

But it should be OK now, even with the forms :)

Thank you for your answers :)

I asked them for 14 LoR and both were very kind and I'll soon receive them I think

The main problem was that I didn't want to disturb them, and they are both in a foreign country (In USA for 1 of them)

But it should be OK now, even with the forms :)
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Gregor2009

I personally think 14 LoR is quite a large number too. You might eventually realise that there are actually only 1-5 universities out of the 14 you want to intend (even if they all offered you)!

G

I personally think 14 LoR is quite a large number too. You might eventually realise that there are actually only 1-5 universities out of the 14 you want to intend (even if they all offered you)!

G
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Tallal

For some of the US law schools its mandatory to use the LSAC service such as yale and stanford while for others its optional but I think its better to use it as it gives credibility to your application.

For some of the US law schools its mandatory to use the LSAC service such as yale and stanford while for others its optional but I think its better to use it as it gives credibility to your application.
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